Are you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests.
The Muses is a program organized by members of the Teen Council, who meet once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Teen Council member or joining the monthly meetings, please contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education.
AP Art History
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is seeking applicants for the 2014/2015 AP Art History class, which meets daily at 7:25 AM in the Museum library. While exploring works of art from ancient world cultures to those of present, students from local schools share ideas and experiences. The group also encounters original works of art in collections in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Atlanta. A challenging program, AP Art is the perfect foundation for a life long love of Museums and fine art and a broad introduction to the connections between art and history.
Interested students can contact email@example.com.
The AP Art History program is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank.
The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.
Exhibition Connection: Creator/Created: Jerry Siegel Portraits and Artists from the MMFA Permanent Collection
Opening reception for student exhibition and student recognition: Thursday, March 13 at 6 P.M.
Beginning in October 2013, students from the Booker T. Washington Magnet High School met twice a month with the Leadership Group of students from the Museum’s Outreach Program at E.D. Nixon Community Center, to create a photography documentation of their community and vision for the future. Digital cameras were purchased for the students by the Museum, with funding assistance from a Hearst Foundations Grant. This collaborative program also included instruction by Emily Thomas, photography teacher at the BTW School, art instruction by Museum teachers, and walking tours of the historical sites in the community surrounding the E.D. Nixon Center.
During January and February the students will be creating photography portraits of each other, and will learn special portrait techniques from visiting artist Jerry Siegel. Working with the Education Department and Exhibit Preparators, the students will curate and mount an exhibition of their photographs and collages in the ARTWORKS Corridor during the month of March. The exhibition will be open from March 1 through 30, 2014, with the opening reception and student recognition for this unique exhibition on Thursday, March 13th, at 6 P.M.
FLIMP Chalk Art
FLIMP Chalk Art Competition
May 2 and 3, 2014
The drawing times for the FLIMP Chalk Art Competition will be Friday May 2, from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.. and the morning of Saturday, May 3, from 8 to 10 A.M., before the Festival begins. Chalk artists create inspired works of art in the Museum’s parking spaces, and the MMFA provides materials to all who register on time. During the FLIMP Festival, visitors enjoy the vivid chalk drawings in the parking lot gallery, and local celebrities judge the winners.
Theme: This year’s chalk theme is the “Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.” Works featuring the theme will also have a chance to win the ”Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts” theme judging category.
One 6-foot by 6-foot square of the Museum’s parking lot
The Museum will provide corner templates
Registered Participants are guaranteed:
A space in the area designated for their age group
Chalk pastels for their entire masterpiece
A placard with the title of their work beside their work
Late registrants should check with the Museum to confirm the availability of space and materials.
Drawing Schedule: Artists may work during the following times, with no exceptions:
Friday, May 2, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Saturday, May 3, 8 to 10 A.M.
Judging: Saturday, May 3, from 10 to 11:30 A.M.
Awards: Saturday, May 3, at 12 noon
How to participate: Complete a registration form by Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
FLIMP Student Chalk Registration Form
FLIMP Adult Chalk Registration Form
If you have trouble completing the online registration form, you may print this form and submit it by fax, mail, or email:
FLIMP Registration Form (for printing)
FLIMP Registration Information (for printing)
Calling Chalk Art Sponsors
The Chalk Art competition is open to artists of all ages. Contestants often work on their designs for weeks in advance and labor over their chalk masterpieces the days of the event. Each team sponsorship is $100. Sponsorships guarantee that the Museum can provide materials and support for all of the teams. Supporters are thanked on FLIMP signage and in On Exhibit.